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Arkansas Farm to School Program Coordinator - VISTA

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The Arkansas Farm to School Program Coordinator (ARF2S Program Coordinator) will spend their year of service coordinating and growing Arkansas Farm to School. They will build capacity and increase Arkansas Farm to School’s ability to serve its stakeholders in improving the health and wellness of kids, families and communities through a more equitable food system.

Service Activities

• Facilitate the Arkansas Farm to School Network
• Develop and disseminate resources and tools
• Deliver training and technical assistance
• Plan, organize, and implement a statewide farm to school conference
• Develop and execute fundraising and evaluation plans
• Manage community outreach
• Manage Arkansas Farm to School’s communications and online presence (social media, website, newsletters, etc.)

Community Need Addressed

This position will grow the Arkansas Farm to School Network which will provide families with more access to fresh fruits and vegetables.

Position Outcomes

This service will result in increased knowledge of and participation in farm to school practices.


Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare

Competencies You Will Develop

Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints
Creativity & Problem Solving
Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers
Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization
  • Activity Types Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth, Environment, Health & Nutrition
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Health Clinic/Other Health Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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